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TIBCO and Corticon strengthen partnership to deliver complete BPM solution

  • 12 July, 2005 12:00

<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p>
<p>TIBCO AND CORTICON STRENGTHEN PARTNERSHIP TO DELIVER COMPLETE BPM SOLUTION</p>
<p>TIBCO Extends BPM Leadership with Superior Business Rules Capabilities to Simplify Complex Problems and Improve Agility</p>
<p>PALO ALTO, Calif. and SAN MATEO, Calif., July 12, 2005 – TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX), a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business, announced today that it has renewed its partnership with Corticon™ Technologies, a leading provider of business rules management software, to deliver a Business Process Management (BPM) solution with superior business rules capabilities. Available now, the TIBCO® Staffware Rules Manager, built on the Corticon Business Rules Management System (BRMS), provides powerful business rule modeling and automation that is fully integrated with TIBCO Staffware Process Suite.</p>
<p>Business rule management capabilities enhance BPM solutions by enabling fine-grain control of complex business processes. Using Corticon in conjunction with TIBCO BPM, business rules can be changed independently of the processes they govern. In addition, this agility is further increased with TIBCO Staffware Rules Manager, which provides non-technical business users with complete control to define, analyze, test and change any business rule. By reducing the dependence on IT staff for rule and process changes and increasing the participation of line-of-business users, delivery times of BPM deployments can be shortened significantly.</p>
<p>“TIBCO is in the unique position to capitalize on the growing demand for BPM,” said Mark Allen, M.D., co-founder and CEO of Corticon Technologies. “The company has built an exceptional customer base and the strongest suite of process and rules technologies existing under one roof. Our mutual customers will benefit from TIBCO’s commitment to Corticon’s BRMS through enhanced integration, servicing, support and single-source purchasing.”</p>
<p>“TIBCO selected Corticon for much the same reasons Gartner placed them in the BRE leadership quadrant — the solution is easy for customers to use and delivers reliable business rules by checking for completeness and ambiguities,” said Ram Menon, senior vice president, Worldwide Marketing, TIBCO Software Inc. “Using Corticon, we enhance our own leadership position in BPM, delivering the benefits of process integration with business rules so our customers capture new opportunities, save money and maintain competitive advantage.”</p>
<p>To learn more about how incorporating a business rule engine (BRE) into BPM can help increase the long-term and short-term ROI of BPM investments, join TIBCO and Corticon for a webinar featuring Forrester’s business rule engine expert, John R. Rymer, on July 20th, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. PDT. For more information and registration, please visit: www.tibco.com/mk/2005/wsemtbrules20-jul-05us.jsp.</p>
<p>About Corticon Technologies, Inc.
Corticon’s Business Rules Management System (BRMS) helps organizations eliminate their policy-execution gap; the gap between what executives want to happen (“policy”) and what actually occurs (“execution”). Many of the world's most successful organizations rely on Corticon-powered solutions to eliminate operational risk, reduce operational cost, and improve operational agility. Corticon’s patent-pending BRMS delivers the industries only business rules modeling, analysis and automation that can ensure the consistent, efficient and reliable execution of a company's business rules and policies. Unlike competitive products that require skilled programmers, Corticon BRMS is as easy to use as a spreadsheet, thus empowering business users and lowering total cost of ownership. Corticon can be reached at www.corticon.com or at 1-650-212-2424. Corticon is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.</p>
<p>About TIBCO® Staffware Process Suite
TIBCO® Staffware Process Suite is a suite of application modules designed to provide business users and IT staff with collaborative tools to create the most powerful and flexible end-to-end process management solutions available. These products provide visibility into business processes for better understanding and the flexibility to modify processes as needed. With over 15 years experience in BPM, TIBCO’s award winning BPM solutions have been deployed at over 800 customer sites with over 500,000 users.</p>
<p>About TIBCO
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX) is a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business. Real-Time Business is about helping companies become more cost-effective, more agile and more efficient. TIBCO has delivered the value of Real-Time Business, what TIBCO calls The Power of Now®, to over 2,000 customers around the world and in a wide variety of industries. For more information on TIBCO’s proven enterprise backbone, business integration, business process management, and business optimization solutions, TIBCO can be reached at +1 650-846-1000 or on the Web at www.tibco.com. TIBCO is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.
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<p>Media Contacts:
Christine Lion
TIBCO Software Inc.
+61 2 9458 2121
clion@staffware.com.au</p>
<p>Fiona Martin
Max Australia
+61 2 9954 3492
fiona.martin@maxaustralia.com.au</p>
<p>TIBCO, the TIBCO logo, The Power of Now and TIBCO Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.</p>

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